Leonard H. Voss Jr., 61, of Smyrna, was charged by Delaware State Police with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, terroristic threatening and second-degree reckless endangering.

A Smyrna man was arrested this week after an incident where he allegedly fired a shotgun in the air to try to break up an argument.

Leonard H. Voss Jr., 61, of Smyrna, was taken into custody Monday, Aug. 28, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

The case began the day before, when Voss and an unnamed 23-year-old man were involved in an apparent physical confrontation while selling crabs to buyers. No charges were filed in that incident.

The following day, Voss’ brother got into an argument with the 23-year-old man in the parking lot of Carey’s Diesel in Leipsic.

Voss allegedly fired a single shotgun round into the air in an effort to break up the confrontation, police said.

Police learned that Voss then allegedly pointed the shotgun at the man and threatened to shoot him.

Fournier said Voss is charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, terroristic threatening and second-degree reckless endangering.

He later was released from custody on a $23,000 unsecured bond.

Voss is chairman of the Delaware Advisory Commission on Shell Fisheries, which consults with DNREC on issues regarding the shellfish industry. He also is a member of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.